Thank you for the article "UpValley Family Centers Make a Difference.” The UpValley Family Centers are so grateful for the inspired vision of the founding members of both the St. Helena and Calistoga Family Centers as reported by Tim Carl in the Feb. 13 article highlighting the origins of the UpValley Family Centers.
I wanted to be sure to also acknowledge the amazing and energetic women from St. Helena whose dedication helped start the Family Center in St. Helena in 2005, Loraine Stuart and Mary Stephenson and so many others.
I would also like to acknowledge the board members from both organizations who worked so hard in 2014 to merge the Calistoga and St. Helena Family Centers to bring us to where we are today: Dawnine Dyer, Kristen Georges, Pam Krell and Elaine Jones.
On behalf of the entire up valley community we serve, thank you for your continued support.
Jenny Ocón, MSW
Executive Director, UpValley Family Centers